noun arm·scye \ˈärmˌsī, -ˌzī\
variants: less commonly



Definition of armscye



  1. :  armhole; specifically, in tailoring and dressmaking :  the shape or outline of the armhole

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Origin and Etymology of armscye

armscye from 1arm + English dialect scye, sey armhole; armseye probably by folk etymology from armscye

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